Fledgling peregrine falcon Lux, one of two chicks born on UC Berkeley’s Campanile in May, died Tuesday after flying into a window on the 10th floor of Evans Hall on campus.
‘Fledglings fly well, but land badly,’ warns a raptor nest monitor. So the Campanile peregrine chicks will have an army of volunteers on fledgewatch.
Peregrine falcons are the fastest animal in the world. They were also once nearly extinct. Meet the Cal Campanile’s first-known peregrine falcon family.
A citizen group the and Berkeley-based Golden Gate Audubon recently published a bird survey of the Bulb and Neck that found about 90 species use the 33-acre area.
This dead owl was found Sunday in a Berkeley park. Photo: Urban Bird Foundation A rare burrowing owl was found dead recently at Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park, raising some concern in the community. Local resident Heidi Sachs saw the dead bird on a bench during her run at the Berkeley Marina on Sunday and shared the […]
Burrowing owl at Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park in February. Photo: Doug Donaldson Burrowing owl at Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park in February. Photo: Doug Donaldson By Rubi Abrams Newly retired from a fulfilling career as a community college librarian last year, I was ready to plunge into as many birding activities as I could schedule. Birding-related […]
My Mind is Like an Open Meadow, by Portland’s Hand2Mouth, performing Feb. 12-13 as part of Shotgun Players’ month-long BLAST festival SHOTGUN’S BLAST FESTIVAL Berkeley’s Shotgun Players have launched a new festival, BLAST, with the goal of “exploding the limits of possibility in theater.” The intention is for BLAST to be an annual celebration of difference — a month-long festival […]
Remnants of rustic birdhouses, 1733 Sacaramento St. Photo: John Storey Berkeley is less quirky today than it was a week ago. The gods and goddesses of quirk shed a tear. Three years in the leaving, Mike Parayno has now completed his move from Berkeley to the Philippines, maintaining Bay Area ties with the Birdland Jazzista […]
A brown pelican spotted during Golden Gate Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count. Photo: Alan Krakauer A brown pelican spotted during Golden Gate Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count. Photo: Alan Krakauer Emilie Strauss peered across Lake Anza and divided up the watery territory by species. “David is counting coots, Mark is doing mallards, who wants to […]
March 2: An Anna’s hummingbird incubating eggs in her nest. Anna’s is one of the most common hummingbird species in coastal California. Photo: Elaine Miller Bond Have you ever had one of those days in which everything sparkles? For me, that day was March 1. It was my first day out on my own, following […]
Meet the golden eagle, affectionately known to scientists as #1196_4376. Photo: Elaine Miller Bond Last September, while working on an article for Berkeleyside, I took a short trip to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek. My mission there was purely amphibious: to photograph western toads that the museum keeps on display. The toads were cute, […]
Varied Thrush at Albany Hill. Photo: Alan Krakauer The Bay Area’s welcome rainstorms let up for 24 hours on Sunday Dec. 14… just long enough for more than 200 birders to have a fabulous Oakland Christmas Bird Count. Both novice and experienced birders fanned out over a 15-mile-wide circle including Oakland, Berkeley, Albany and neighboring […]